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Porsche wins 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans

2015 24 Hours of Le Mans

The #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid (Bamber/Hulkenberg/Tandy) has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and delivered Porsche its 17th win in the endurance epic.

The winning car led for more than half of the race and completed 395 laps (two off equalling the distance record) and finished one lap ahead of the #17 Porsche 919 (Bernhard/Hartley/Webber).

The final podium step in LMP1 was taken by the defending winners in the #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro (Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer).

LMP2 was won by the #47 Oreca 05 Nissan (358 laps).

GTE Pro was won by the #64 Chevrolet Corvette C7R (337 laps).

GTE Am was won by the #72 Ferrari 458 Italia (332 laps).

A full listing of final placings can be found HERE.

Breaking news – Le Mans 24 Hours

Porsche clinches 17th outright victory at Le Mans

Australia, 14 June 2015. Porsche has scored its 17th overall victory at the 83rd edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours. No other manufacturer has achieved such impressive results at the world’s toughest endurance race. With the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid, Earl Bamber (NZ), Nico Hülkenberg (D) and Nick Tandy (GB) won the coveted title exactly 45 years to the day after Porsche’s very first overall victory at the Sarthe. Their team mates Timo Bernhard (D), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AUS) finished second and completed the 1-2 for Porsche. The US race driver and actor Patrick Dempsey celebrated the biggest success of his racing career by coming in second with a Porsche 911 RSR in the GTE-Am class .

Detailed reports to follow.

6 replies on “Porsche wins 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans”

Well done to the winning Bamber/Hulk/Tandy/Porsche team, the best of the three driver lineups at the best team.

I would be very surprised if that was not Mark Webber’s last LM24 race for a works prototype team, he has been the weakest link at that team ever since the start of last year. If a bit of the #7 car’s bad luck fell to the #19 instead, his yellow flag penalty would have lost Porsche the win.

Dave I think you are being unfair. The commentators mentioned a few times that they thought the yellow flag penalty was a little dubious and when you look at the mistake the Audi made going into the slow zone, no-one is perfect. You don’t know how the race would have turned out had he not had the penalty, maybe he would have been in a different part of the track when another car makes a mistake and their car gets damaged, it’s racing and stuff happens. With regards to his speed, when he was driving his last stint I was specifically watching his lap times and comparing them to the audi’s and his team mates and he was consistently faster by 2-3 seconds (of the drivers driving at the same time). He’s still a good consistant driver to have in the team.

Well done to the Hulk, first podium since GP2 in 2009.

Well done to VW Group, 1-2-3-4-5 in LMP1-H class and a podium in LMGTE-Am.

As for Nissan, best they stick to LMP2 for a while!

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